On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 01:28:50 +0100
Zacharie Elcor <zelcor(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I want to create a restricted user without password that can only
a web browser.
I added a user named "visitor" and created in his home dir a file
.xsession that contains:
so that when he logs in, firefox is launched, and when he closes
firefox, he is logged out.
This works fine but he is still able to ctrl+alt+F(1-6) and log in to
browse the file system.
To prevent that, I tried to set /bin/false as the default shell for
that user in /etc/passwd but this also prevented him to log in
Is there a way to be sure that "visitor" will only be able to browse
the web and not the file system ? any security issues ?
Thanks for help
A relatively way to do this would be to use rbash (or "bash -r") as the
user shell. For details, see "man bash" and search on the word